Engineers Week 2023 - Girl Scouts Day
The 10th Annual Engineers Week 2023 was held on February 19-25, 2023 and consisted of five days of K-12 outreach to celebrate this year’s theme of Creating the Future. Nikki Zulueta, PE of the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (LABOE) and Andrea Mosqueda Gonzalez, PE of Ardurra served as the Engineers Week Chairs.
Engineers Week 2023 served over 800 students, teachers, professionals, and volunteers who joined together to inspire the next generation of engineers. The week consisted of Elementary School Day led by Andres Perez of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Middle School Day led by Ani Sarkissian of LADWP, High School Day led by Sam Potts, PE of MNS Engineers, Girl Day led by Christine Rice, PE of Wood Rodgers, and Girl Scouts Day led by Gurjot Kohli, PE of Stantec. LABOE and LADWP were Champion Sponsors for Engineers Week 2023.
Girl Scouts Day, led by Gurjot Kohli, was held on Saturday, February 25th at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in coordination with the UCLA ASCE Student Chapter. The day consisted of consisted of 100 girl scouts from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles organization. They heard from Nikki Zulueta, Civil Engineering Associate from the Construction Management Division at LABOE and her journey to becoming a civil engineer. Due to the rain, the students were unable to tour the UCLA campus, but were able to hear from the UCLA student university panel and their lives as engineering students. Girl Scouts then went into their break out sessions to earn their badges through various hands-on activities such as building a race car and cardboard boat.